Learning styles in Language Learning and Teaching.
According to Dr. Rita Dunn, St. John’s University “ Learning styles are the way that he or she concentrates on, processes, internalizes and remember new and difficult information or skills.”
According to Dr. David Nunan “Learning styles are shaped by personal, cultural and educational factors.” Learning styles have three types: cognitive style, sensory style, and personality style. Generally, all of them also concentrate on the learner’s personal.
Each student has different cognitive, sensory, and personality style. In order to create many classroom activities and lesson plans, teacher have to recognize different style in the learner. Each student can choose the suitable learning style for him or herself . For example, In order to learn new words, some students will write the new words on the paper many times until they learn by heart. Other student writes the new words on pieces of paper, they paste them on the wall or anywhere they can see. Learning styles are very important in Language Learning and Teaching.
“Each student in your classroom will have cognitive, sensory, and personality type learning styles. In order to use the information most effectively, you must gain a working knowledge of learning styles so you can recognize different styles in yourself and your learners, and create lesson plans and classroom activities that address these various styles”
(Christison, 2003, p. 271)
Nguyen Van Dung